Events

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Spotlights

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NOLA Life Stories

oral history interviews

From cherished childhood memories of lost New Orleans neighborhoods, to funny or insightful takes on the formation of New Orleans institutions, NOLA Life Stories features first person perspectives of the individuals who have helped shape our community. This innovative radio program, created by The Historic New Orleans Collection with the collaboration of WWNO, features excerpts from oral history interviews conducted as part of THNOC’s New Orleans Life Story Project, an ongoing effort to record and archive the voices and experiences of the people who have made New Orleans what it is today.

Listen to NOLA Life Stories.

For more information about the New Orleans Life Story Project and the Oral History Program at The Historic New Orleans Collection contact Mark Cave at markc@hnoc.org

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Now available from THNOC

features a full-color facsimile of an 18th-century illustrated collection of songs

The oldest known musical document in Louisiana history is now available to music and history lovers worldwide, thanks to the release of The Historic New Orleans Collection’s newest title, French Baroque Music of New Orleans: Spiritual Songs from the Ursuline Convent (1736). The book features a full-color facsimile of an 18th-century illustrated collection of songs, which the Ursuline convent received in 1754 and has never before been published. (more…)

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The Historic New Orleans Collection Quarterly

2015 spring issue
Purchased Lives: New Orleans and the Domestic Slave Trade, 1808–1865

Since 1983, The Historic New Orleans Collection Quarterly has brought historical essays, news of recent acquisitions, and announcements of The Collection’s events, exhibitions, and educational programs to its readers. All issues from fall 1999 to the present are available online as PDF files. The 2015 spring Quarterly is now available.

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THNOC given 2014 Certificate of Excellence from TripAdvisor

The award celebrates hospitality excellence.

We are proud to announce that The Historic New Orleans Collection recently received a 2014 Certificate of Excellence from TripAdvisor! (more…)

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Remembering Katrina

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August 29, 2005–August 29, 2014

August 29, 2005–August 29, 2014 (more…)

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Lesson Plans

Lesson plans now online

The Historic New Orleans Collection has partnered with the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History to create unique lesson plans for teachers and educators. These plans draw on primary sources from THNOC’s deep archival holdings.

Lesson plans for two exhibitions, Shout Sister Shout! and Creole World, are now online. Both are designed for use with grades seven through nine.

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Now available!
Creole World: Photographs of New Orleans and the Latin Caribbean Sphere

Order your copy today!

Shotgun houses . . . vibrant street scenes . . . grand villas and mansions . . . colorful facades—they’re all part of a historically rich, interconnected Creole world.

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Featured item from the archive: 19th century journal

Surveyor’s notebook turns out to be Civil War general’s journal

Since the opening of the museum doors in 1974, THNOC has continuously added to its archive to further its mission of protecting and preserving items related to New Orleans and Gulf Coast history. (more…)

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Maps from The Collection

are now on the LOUISiana Digital Library

Maps from The Historic New Orleans Collection have been added to The LOUISiana Digital Library, an online library of more than 84,000 digital materials about Louisiana’s history, culture, places, and people.

The Historic New Orleans Collection has extensive holdings of significant manuscript and printed maps. Acquisition was begun by The Collection’s founder, General L. Kemper Williams, in the 1920s and ’30s. Since then considerable additions have been made including a wide range of maps dating from early colonial times to the present. (more…)

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Tennessee Williams Research at The Collection

Online guide to extensive collections of T. Williams materials

The Historic New Orleans Collection is one of the major repositories for Tennessee Williams materials. Since acquiring the extensive Fred W. Todd Tennessee Williams Collection in 2001, the institution has continued to grow its Williams holdings. (more…)